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      Watchdog: Border Deal Risks Canadians’ Privacy

      Apr 11, 2012
      The Herald News reported that Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and her provincial counterparts are warning that a new border security deal with the United States could breach Canadian citizens' privacy. The agreement for increased sharing of security details is part of a larger deal to increase trade by merging and standardizing both countries’ rules so, for example, inspections made in one country would qualify in the other. According to the article, Canadian privacy officials say data stored on U.S. servers would be at risk because some U.S. privacy laws are weaker than Canada’s. Stoddart fears that the deal could result in Canadians' private data being shared with the United States secretly, and it could fall under the control of a foreign jurisdiction.

      The Herald News reported that Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and her provincial counterparts are warning that a new border security deal with the United States could breach Canadian citizens' privacy.

      The agreement for increased sharing of security details is part of a larger deal to increase trade by merging and standardizing both countries’ rules so, for example, inspections made in one country would qualify in the other.  According to the article, Canadian privacy officials say data stored on U.S. servers would be at risk because some U.S. privacy laws are weaker than Canada’s. Stoddart fears that the deal could result in Canadians' private data being shared with the United States secretly, and it could fall under the control of a foreign jurisdiction.

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